The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
Oxfordshire > Oxford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 28 45
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 25 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.69% 6.27% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.06% 7.88% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 3
Oxford median daily rate £400 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -2.77%  
Oxfordshire median daily rate £413 £425 £431
% change year-on-year -2.94% -1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 - -

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 276 241 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 84.92% 79.54% 84.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 775 1036
Oxford median daily rate £488 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.90% +2.50%  
10th Percentile £338 £306 £263
90th Percentile £588 £525 £500
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £420 £403
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Oxford median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -41.81%  
10th Percentile £11.37 £13.80 £8.25
90th Percentile £29.75 £48.75 £47.50
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Oxford

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Oxford over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
5 6 (15.79%) Linux
5 6 (15.79%) Degree
5 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (13.16%) Ruby
6 5 (13.16%) Service Management
6 5 (13.16%) Java
6 5 (13.16%) Python
7 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (10.53%) C#
7 4 (10.53%) SQL
7 4 (10.53%) .NET
7 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 4 (10.53%) MPLS
7 4 (10.53%) OSPF
7 4 (10.53%) BGP
7 4 (10.53%) TDD
7 4 (10.53%) Data Management
7 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
7 4 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (7.89%) BDD
8 3 (7.89%) CentOS
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.89%) Data Integration

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) Drupal
2 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) WordPress
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) BGP
1 4 (10.53%) MPLS
1 4 (10.53%) OSPF
2 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
2 3 (7.89%) VLAN
3 2 (5.26%) Network Security
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.89%) Publishing
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Software Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) Node.js
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) Symfony
3 2 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Replication
2 2 (5.26%) CMDB
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) CentOS
2 3 (7.89%) Debian
2 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (13.16%) Service Management
5 4 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (10.53%) Data Management
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) TDD
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) Change Management
6 3 (7.89%) Data Integration
6 3 (7.89%) ERP
6 3 (7.89%) ETL
6 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
6 3 (7.89%) IT Strategy
6 3 (7.89%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (7.89%) Network Design
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Optimisation
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Java
1 5 (13.16%) Python
1 5 (13.16%) Ruby
2 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.53%) C#
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) Perl
3 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 3 (7.89%) CCNP
4 2 (5.26%) CBAP
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) CCIE
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HAProxy
1 3 (7.89%) SELinux
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Talend
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.63%) Juniper
3 1 (2.63%) Meraki
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.63%) VMware